Apple on Wednesday launched a test version of a new iPhone feature that permits users to automatically download, store, and share parts of their medical records. Twelve providers, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, and Penn Medicine, are participating in the effort so far.
The woman, Robyn Rosenberger, met the boy, Michael Loness, through her business, which brings superhero capes to children who have an illness or disability, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Iowa, Missouri, and Pennsylvania.
Electronic cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but evidence suggests the products encourage young people to begin smoking, according to a report released Tuesday by a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine panel.
HHS' Office for Civil Rights Director Roger Severino says a new "proposed rule will provide [HHS' newly created] Conscience and Religious Freedom Division with enforcement tools that will make sure our conscience laws are not empty words on paper, but guarantees of justice to victims of unlawful discrimination."
More immigrants from Latin America who are in the United States legally are turning down public health services and choosing not to enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans since President Trump took office, according to health advocates, Kelli Kennedy reports for the Associated Press.
Industry stakeholders are expressing mixed opinions about CMS' latest effort to improve its quality measures, Maria Castellucci reports for Modern Healthcare, with some doubting the initiative will make much difference on the ground.
A new Health Care Cost Institute report finds U.S. residents who have employer-sponsored coverage spent more on health care in 2016—but health care utilization was not a contributing factor to the spending increase.